Mega Millions Numbers For 01/21/20: Tuesday Jackpot was $116 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 01/21/20 was $116 million. Here are the numbers.

  • First Five: 16-18-29-31-37
  • Mega Ball: 08
  • Megaplier: 3x

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Tuesday's 01/21/20 jackpot was for $116 million, with a cash-value option of $78.0 million. The total jackpot could have increased depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers on Friday (01/17/20) for the $103 million jackpot were: 03-25-30-54-70 with a Mega Ball of 09. The Megaplier was 3x.

There was no grand prize winner from Friday's drawing, but there was a ticket sold in Texas that matched the first five white balls for the game's second prize of $1 million. Had they purchased the Megaplier, then that second-prize ticket would be worth $3 million.

There were nine tickets Friday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. One of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1 for third-prize winnings of $30,000.

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The last Mega Millions grand prize winner was Tuesday 12/17/19 for $372 million with a ticket sold in Ohio. The game reset to the $40 minimum for the 12/20/19 drawing, and there has been no grand prize winner in nearly two weeks now.

Powerball and Mega Millions Tickets
Mega Millions and Powerball tickets sold in Texas during January 2020. Neither of the tickets were winners, and the jackpot kept soaring for each game in the new year. Scott McDonald/Newsweek

Prior to that, a $227 million ticket was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin. The winner from nearby Leander came forward to claim that prize, but they wished to remain anonymous.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $40 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.

Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $40 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.

Tuesday night we will post the Mega Millions 01/21/20 drawing payouts and tell if there was a winner and where that winner came from, if so.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:

Amount/Date/Winning Tickets

$1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC

$656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD

$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA

$543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA

$536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN

$533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ

$522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA

$451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL

$414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD

$393 million 8/11/2017 1-IL

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